London Borough of Merton Advocacy Services Contract

London Borough of Merton Advocacy Services Contract

3 Lots. Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy – Lot No: 1.

United Kingdom-Morden: Social work and related services

2019/S 159-392810

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

London Borough of Merton
Civic Centre, London Rd
Morden
SM4 5DX
United Kingdom
Contact person: Commercial Services
E-mail: commercial.services@merton.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKI63
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.merton.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.merton.gov.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Advocacy Services for Adults

Reference number: DN429602

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85300000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The London Borough of Merton (‘the Authority’) is inviting tenders to provide advocacy services within the London Borough of Merton.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA)

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI63

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Independent mental capacity advocates represent people who lack capacity to make decisions about serious medical treatment, the provision of or change of accommodation, where there are no relatives or friends to act on their behalf.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Staffing / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Delivery / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Outcomes / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Accessibility and compliance / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Contract and performance management / Weighting: 20
Price – Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The proposed contract will be for a period of 3 years with the option to extend, subject to satisfactory performance and continued need, for a further 2, 12 month periods.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI63

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Independent mental health advocates (IMHAs) aim to enable residents to participate in decisions about their care and treatment.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Staffing / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Delivery / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Outcomes / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Accessibility and compliance / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Contract and performance management / Weighting: 20
Price – Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The proposed contract will be for a period of 3 years with the option to extend, subject to satisfactory performance and continued need, for a further 2, 12 month periods.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Care Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Relevant Persons Representative (RPR)

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI63

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Care act: to provide independent advocacy to eligible residents from the point of first contact with the local authority through to any subsequent stage of the assessment, planning, care review, safeguarding enquiry or safeguarding adult review.

Deprivation of liberty safeguards (DoLS): the safeguards aim to make sure that people in care homes and hospitals are looked after in a way that does not inappropriately restrict their freedom. The safeguards set out a process that hospitals and care homes must follow if they believe it is in the person’s best interests to deprive them of their liberty, in order to provide a particular care plan. One of the provider’s role is to arrange for assessments to ensure the deprivation of liberty is in the person’s best interests in line with DoLS or any other statutory policy which may become law during the course of this contract such as Liberty protection safeguards (LPS).

Relevant persons representative (RPR): if a person’s care is authorised following a DoLS assessment, they must have a representative appointed as soon as possible and practical to represent the person who has been deprived of their liberty. It’s part of provider’s responsibilities to appoint a representative. The RPR represents the relevant person and provide support that is independent of the commissioners and providers of the services they are receiving.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Staffing / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Delivery / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Outcomes / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Accessibility and compliance / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Contract and performance management / Weighting: 20
Price – Weighting: 20
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The proposed contract will be for a period of 3 years with the option to extend, subject to satisfactory performance and continued need, for a further 2, 12 month periods.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 16/09/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/09/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Royal Courts of Justice
London
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15/08/2019

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